Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, The Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, Big Star and Steve Reich.
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1978
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10,192
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1978
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6,779
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6,535
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5,213
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4,932
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4,218
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3,548
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3,451
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3,402
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 4 0%
Spirit 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 377 38%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 35 4%
France 34 3%
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
5. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
6. Milestones by Miles Davis
7. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
8. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
11. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
12. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
13. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. Little Richard by Little Richard
16. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
17. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Misterioso by Thelonious Monk
20. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
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